Mystics’ standout Bailey excited to be part of stronger WBBL

Manchester Mystics are returning the hugely influential Rheanne Bailey for a third consecutive season and the versatile star is ready to go to work in an increasingly competitive Women’s British Basketball League.

Coming hot on the heels of her fellow leader Georgia Jones signing on for another campaign with the club, Bailey has expressed her delight at the challenge which lies in wait – as the level of the WBBL continues on an upward trajectory.

She stated: “The league gets stronger each year and as a player, it’s exciting seeing more and more big signings and to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to this season.

“Last season we were disappointed not to make the top four, but always knew it would be tough as we were lacking depth.

“This season we are all excited to see how we can build upon what we have achieved in our previous two seasons.

“Every opportunity to step on the floor and play basketball is something I’m grateful for and I’m just privileged to be invited back to share another season with the Mystics,” concluded Bailey, who has also previously represented Leicester Riders in the league.

Mystics are also close to announcing a third major returnee – meaning they will have valuable continuity across the spine of the team as they continue preparations for the new season.